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Under The Big Roof… Charity unites generations and nurtures skills that last a lifetime


Forest School Camps required a new hub where volunteers of all ages could meet and work together. Mole Architects and Invisible Studio delivered, writes Ben Flatman


RIBA Yorkshire Building of the Year winner deemed “not appropriate” due to lack of wheelchair access

Hugh Broughton Architects and Martin Ashley Architects’ Clifford’s Tower initially judged as the “clear winner”

  • From tower blocks to the history books: Kensa Shoebox takes root at the Science Museum

  • On-demand webinar | Material matters: Navigating the human impact of materials in construction

  • Designing buildings for good mental health requires real changes to policy

  • SPPARC adds hive-like extension to Fitzrovia townhouse


The Elephant exterior

It’s M&S’s Oxford Street neighbour – and it’s being refurbished, not demolished

The former House of Fraser store is just half a mile from the M&S flagship which the retailer controversially wants to knock down and rebuild. Thomas Lane meets the team to find out how they are making the refurbishment work

Thinking of entering the Architect of the Year Awards? Explore some of the 2023 finalists

  • What made this project… Leicester Cathedral by van Heyningen and Haward Architects

  • What made this project… Haberdashers’ Boys’ School by NVB Architects

  • What made this project… Newson’s Yard by Stiff+Trevillion

  • What made this project… Salford PassivHaus by PRP Architects

  • What made this project… 78 St James’ Street by Squire & Partners

  • What made this project… The Broadway by Squire & Partners

  • What made this project… Quadrangle Building, King’s College London by Hall McKnight

  • What made this project… National Manufacturing Institute Scotland by HLM Architects

WA100 2024

  • WA100 2024: Architects expect patchy international growth

  • WA100 2024: The big list

  • WA100 2024: Digital edition

In Pictures

  • Chipperfield unveils restoration of Royal Academy Schools

  • Merrett Houmøller Architects unveils trapezoidal reworking of traditional London terrace

  • In pictures: HOK delivers BBC Studios Comedy Productions workspace in London

  • SPPARC adds hive-like extension to Fitzrovia townhouse

  • Former Voysey factory given new lease of life by dMFK

  • In Pictures: Eavesdrop by Tom Dowdall Architects

  • Alma-nac unveils redesign of Tooting community incubator for Business Launchpad

  • Grafted seeks to redefine design and build with Cast Corbel House

  • Fraser Brown Mackenna unveils Bow housing scheme

  • Mecanoo completes refurbishment of Perth museum


Upcoming webinars

  • Net Zero Live - Material matters: How are advancements in low-carbon construction products driving the net zero agenda?



  • Brutalist Paris: ‘A reminder that the Paris of the future has long existed on the other side of the périphérique’

  • RIBA Principal Designer’s Guide: ‘An excellent and much needed book’

  • How to Enjoy Architecture: A Guide for Everyone

  • Review | Brutal Wales

  • An Atlas of Es Devlin: ‘The impact of her work can last a lifetime’

  • Review | RIBA Ethical Practice Guide

  • The Ingenious Mr Flitcroft, Palladian Architect

  • The Architecture of Sir Edwin Lutyens – Volume 2: Gardens, Delhi, Washington

  • 100 Women: Architects in Practice

  • Property: The myth that built the world


Why we need an intergenerational approach to urban design and architecture

2024-05-21T04:00:00+01:00By 1 comments

Ben Flatman introduces BD’s new ‘Boomers to Zoomers: Designing for the Generations’ campaign


How doing work for ‘free’ can actually help you increase your fees

2024-05-20T04:00:00+01:00By 4 comments

Building a relationship with a client through a ‘free’ capacity study is a targeted and effective form of marketing, writes Oliver Lowrie

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The Coach: Are you leading your team, or just managing them?


Louise Rodgers explores the concept of how becoming a “design coach” can help deliver more effective management and leadership

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Is development on top of protected buildings really a good idea?

2024-05-16T05:00:00+01:00By 5 comments

As controversial schemes to build above listed structures proliferate, Eleanor Jolliffe asks whether the architects involved are putting profit before principle


Affordable housing in city centres: necessity or luxury?


Mixing social housing in with privately owned homes is key to making British cities more vibrant and liveable

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Why architects must embrace the Principal Designer role


As RIBA launches a domestic category of its Principal Designer Register, Jack Pringle explains why the role is an opportunity for architects to take the lead


  • Under The Big Roof… Charity unites generations and nurtures skills that last a lifetime

  • London College of Fashion strikes a pose with new campus by Allies & Morrison

  • River Wing by Witherford Watson Mann: 'This is the closest we've come to the structure being the architecture'

  • Jankes Barn by Lynch Architects: ‘We like to call it a barn non-conversion’

  • How Corstorphine & Wright are reimagining Bloomsbury's Victoria House as a life sciences hub

  • ‘A nightclub on a massive scale’: touring Populous’ £365m Co-op Live arena

  • Building study: Levitt Bernstein’s Bristol Beacon

  • Make’s Eden project – setting a new standard for eco offices

  • Bringing dignity and joy to later living: Mae’s Daventry House project sets a whole new standard

  • Appleby Blue in Southwark: Witherford Watson Mann’s new model for later living